Archive | June 29, 2012

Noteworthy | 6.29.2012

This week, there’s a bunch of noteworthy sales, some great links, and a few CHA-related announcements (of course!)

Nikki Sivils made an announcement this week that will be disappointing to her many fans. Not only is she choosing for her company to not exhibit at CHA Summer 2012 in Chicago, but she has chosen to not design any products for this development cycle. Nikki attributed the decision to stress from several recent family crisises, including her father’s cancer diagnosis, her brother’s long recovery from an accident that left him with serious burns, and her grandmother’s passing away.

I, personally, will miss seeing Nikki (and her husband Dan) and her unique design brand in Chicago. I wish Nikki and her family all the best and look forward to seeing her and her company in Anaheim in January!

Elle’s Studio made a couple of big announcements this week. First, they announced they are exhibiting at their first CHA show, with a booth in Chicago at CHA Summer 2012. They plan to release three lines – everyday, Halloween, and Christmas – along with some new stamps at the show.

Their second announcement was that to make room for the new CHA releases, they are having a Grab Bag and Tag Retirement sale. The grab bags are sold out, but there are still plenty of retiring tags left at a huge discount with the coupon code from the Elle’s Studio blog! Get them while they last, because although the sale lasts until Sunday night, they are going to go fast! Continue Reading →


Gallery Highlights | 6.28.2012

Welcome to Gallery Highlights for this week!  I have some fun layouts using pastel hues this week, and a bunch of multi-photo layouts. I hope you like them all as much as I do. Let’s go take a look! You can click on the links to visit the layouts in their galleries and view supply lists, leave a comment for the designer, or view the designer’s other work.

Senior Portraits by valeriebishop

I’ve had multiple requests for two-page layouts in the highlights, and I’m always on the lookout for them. Valerie’s layout below is a stunning example of a great way to fit a lot of photos on a two-page layout and her page is designed beautifully. She placed 12 photos slightly off-center on the layout, and added the date plus other text embellishments to the left side – which balances out the title and journaling on the right side. The pastel hues of the papers and embellishments allow her photos – both color and black-and-white – to truly shine.

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